Everyone loves big computers… especially me. So go wrap yourself in the June 2006 Top 500 List.
Interesting things are happening in the Top 10, here’s the bullet points imho:
- IBM Has taken control of the top 3 slot on the list, with 2 BlueGene’s and a pSeries eServer p5 system comprised of 12,208 processors.
- A Dell PowerEdge 1850, 3.6 GHz, Infiniband cluster utilizing 9,024 processors makes number 6 on the list.
- Cray’s best showing is the AMD Powered Red Storm Cray XT3, an MPP configuration utilizing 10,880 2.0 GHz AMD processors.
- NEC’s famous Earth-Simulator, installed in Japan, has fallen to number 10.
But… whats most intersting of all? At number 7: TSUBAME Grid Cluster – Sun Fire X64 Cluster, Opteron 2.4/2.6 GHz, Infiniband. Thats right… Sun’s officially in the top 10! This was announced in May. If you want the inside scoop, check out Marc Hamilton’s Blog and Pictures of the Cluster.